Michigan Hit and Run Car Horse Accident: Man Hits Horse but Says that it’s a Deer | Scott Goodwin Law

Michigan Hit and Run Car Horse Accident: Man Hits Horse but Says that it’s a Deer

by / Thursday, 26 June 2014 / Published in Accident News
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In Grattan Township, Michigan, Michael John Dean, 36, admitted to a June 3rd crash where he struck a person riding a horse with his car and then fled the scene. Witnesses attested to a black Jeep Cherokee that hit the horse; the same car that Dean owned. However, upon questioning, Dean said that the damage to his car was recently caused by a deer that he had hit, and he even took deer hair and tried to place it on his vehicle as a hit and run cover up.

The person riding the horse only suffered minor injuries in the accident.

Police later obtained a search warrant for his vehicle and seized some forensic evidence for examination. The evidence was a perfect match. Mr. Dean received a misdemeanor for fleeing the scene.

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